For over 150 years, the Mater Hospital has been recognised as a leader in advancing healthcare in Ireland. We understand that to deliver the very best to our patients, we must ensure that the hospital and it's staff are always moving forward - seeking out better ways of doing things.
Over the past number of years, the hospital has embarked on an ambitious journey of transformational reform, including the opening of a state of the art new hospital, the introduction of a new clinical directorate structure, financial reforms, investment in new information management systems, and on-going aggressive systems reform through the implementation of the national clinical care programmes and other change initiatives.
To support the organisation through ongoing extensive change programmes and to continue to drive forward the change agenda, we have established a Transformation Office which incorporates the Mater Lean Academy and an array of other change management initiatives.
The Transformation office was established in November 2013 to support and drive an ambitious change agenda across the hospital. It currently manages a number of large scale projects relating to both un-scheduled and scheduled care many of which are aligned to the national clinical care programmes. All projects undertaken aim to improve our patients’ experience in our hospital whether they are directly related to frontline care or the infrastructure and processes that support the delivery of care.
The ethos of the office is strongly underpinned by the principle of collective leadership. It therefore seeks to build organisational capacity for change from the ground up by investing in training and development of our staff. In recent years, for example, the office facilitated the introduction of an executive leadership programme to address the unique and ever-changing needs of managers in today's healthcare environment and to ensure ownership and engagement in the change agenda from the top.The office also encompasses the Mater Lean Academy which to date has provided training to over 1,000 healthcare professionals, empowering them to employ lean principles in leading change at the frontline.
The Mater Hospital, through its partnerships with UCD and others, has a strong track record of delivering high quality research that delivers real and meaningful impact to its patients and to healthcare generally. Since 1852 we have worked hand in hand with our partners in UCD to deliver the very best clinical research and innovation as well as in education and training. In fact, UCD has been ranked in the top 100 globally for pre-clinical, clinical and health sciences, in no small part due to its partnership with the Mater Hospital.
Read more about how we are working with UCD and other academic partners to transform healthcare through research and innovation.
State of the art healthcare requires a state of the art campus. Read more about how the Mater Hospital campus continues to extend and evolve to meet the ever changing needs of our patients.